I’m addicted to watching food channels. It’s like my equivalent of a porn channel. I can’t wait till I get home so I can watch it, I get overexcited when I watch it, sometimes I get all dreamy and distracted. It’s not like I watch everything, I’m not that addicted, I have my favourites. The only problem is when you watch it, you get hungry and you have to quickly make something nice and full of flavour to eat. Soups are coming to the rescue!
Tomato and mozzarella soup
2-3 cups of chopped tomatoes (or 2 tins of chopped tomatoes if you are making your soup during a commercial break)
2 diced carrots
1 diced parsnip
1 small chopped leek
pinch of sugar
freshly ground pepper
2 spoons of olive oil
knob of butter
fresh basil (handful)
1. Put carrots, parsnip, leek and tomatoes in a pot, add a pinch of sugar. Cover, simmer on a low heat.
2. When carrots are tender, using blender or food processor purée everything. Bring back to boil, add olive oil, season with salt and pepper, add knob of butter.
3. Take of the heat, add chopped basil.
4. Chop or tear mozzarella. Transfer soup into bowls, add mozzarella and serve with grilled ciabatta slices.